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University of Washington

CUREE University Representative:

Professor Charles W. Roeder
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
223B More Hall
University of Washington, Box 352700
Seattle, WA 98195-2700
Tel.: 206.543.6199
Fax: 206.543.1543

CUREE Members:

• Jeffery W. Berman
• Marc O. Eberhard
• Steven L. Kramer
• Dawn E. Lehman
• Laura N. Lowes
• Michael Motley
• Charles W. Roeder
• John F. Stanton


Preparation of a Concentrically Braced Frame Guseet Plate Connection Sub-Assemblage

The water you drink, the pavement you drive on, the air you breathe—the work of civil and environmental engineers literally surrounds us. As we continue to face mounting environmental and infrastructure challenges on a global scale, civil and environmental engineers of the future will have enormous impact on our communities and around the world. Civil and environmental engineers plan, design, construct, and manage the essential facilities, systems, and structures that are all around us—from buildings and bridges to water treatment and transit systems. Using sophisticated tools at the forefront of technology, engineers in our field work together with diverse partners to address the critical problems of tomorrow in the face of increasing population and mounting environmental challenges.

The University of Washington’s (UW) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) continues to be recognized as one of the world’s premier programs, with both undergraduate and graduate programs of the department ranking in the top 20 in polls such as US News & World Report and the Gorman Report. Our program strengths include water treatment, structural and geotechnical earthquake engineering, water resources, and transportation systems planning, construction, and operations, and our faculty are at the forefront of developments in these and related areas. As the flagship civil and environmental engineering program in the Pacific Northwest, our department continues to seek out new educational and research opportunities to prepare students for successful careers in design, construction, research, teaching, and management.

At the core of CEE is a group of top-notch faculty who operate in a collaborative atmosphere with students, other academic departments and industry. Research, curriculum and mentorship is all part of our highest priority, educating tomorrow’s leaders in engineering. The students and work in a collaborative environment, with partnerships across labs and campus, as well as with government and industry partners. Your studies may lead you into environmental science, structural research, hydraulics, soil mechanics, air and water resources or construction and transportation engineering - all a part of
tomorrow’s infrastructure.

Our rigorous broad-based curriculum helps develop future engineers to plan, design, construct and manage public and private infrastructure and facilities, but also to address emerging issues in engineering related to climate change, new energy resources, and sustainability. Our world-class faculty recognize that civil and environmental aspects – some call them the “dry” and “wet” sides of built environments – are integral to the training and education of engineers to address the complex problems of today and the future.

We offer degrees at all levels, BSCE to PhD, with opportunities for coursework and research in construction, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structures, transportation, and water resources. Our faculty and students are engaged in a variety of publicly and privately sponsored projects investigating a broad array of important problems and engineering solutions, and our alumni can be found around the world designing and building systems and infrastructure to enhance people’s quality of life.

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Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Washington
201 More Hall, Box 352700
Seattle, WA 98195-2700
Main Phone: 206.543.2390
Fax: 206.543.1543
Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to noon | 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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last updated 11.02.15